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Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar, Healthy
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701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
8479187828
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had a business dinner at Nirvana this week. They have a very good wine list. Dinner menu was adequate, but not that many choices. I had a flatbread that was very good. It was for an individual, but is definitely enough for two. Several in our group enjoyed the salmon. It was well presented with a nice glaze. Good... More 

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Thank James M
Chicago
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered the chicken pot pie and while very tasty had almost no chicken. Highly recommend it if you're not hungry or on a diet.

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Thank dkaplan435
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went with another couple for lunch. Great selection for everyone. Great salads and more. Friendly service.

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Thank Catherine C
Gurnee, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This place was great. The food, the wine everything was enjoyable. Our server Mike was very knowledgeable and his input helped make our wine selection. We had the the European cheese plate as an appetizer. The blue cheese and date combination was amazing. There were 3 cheeses, bread, fruit nearly enough to fill us up. We both had specials (seafood)... More 

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Thank Grablinmathrules
South Georgia
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237 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We did not have a reservation so our table was in the back and not too cozy of an area but the wine and food made up for it! You can tell this is a local's favorite! Lots of reserved table up front where it's more cozy and interesting. There was a guitar player there on the night we went.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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539 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We arrived, two ladies, for a lunch without a reservation. We were immediately seated. On our last visit we had an extraordinary experience from service to flavor. This time, not so much. There weren't many patrons in the restaurant, which in this case resulted in a big dip in the frequency which our server visited our table. My fish was... More 

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Thank Rebecca C
Wauconda, Illinois
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151 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Tuesday early evening get together and all the tables were reserved, except for a few high top tables. BUSY place. Very relaxing pace. Service was very good and friendly! Nice selection of wine with samples available before you buy. Huge selection of cheese plates served on a slate tile. We had a few bottles of the Malbec wine. We were... More 

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Thank Rex M
Chicago, Illinois
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130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The best restaurant in the north suburbs of Chicago. An extensive wine list that compliments an ever changing/dynamic menu, innovative appetizers and charcuterie. The atmosphere is chic and comfortable with nice spacing between tables. Live music on weekends is a huge plus.

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Thank Phoenix051
Wheeling, Illinois
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73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

The restaurant has a very wide menu and all the food is well prepared. We were there mid afternoon and it was very quiet and the staff had an excellent knowledge of the menu and wines.

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Thank John R
Deerfield, Illinois
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170 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This was our third visit to Nirvana in recent years. We want to like it but our most recent visit left us feeling like we won't be back. First, for a wine bar, while our waiter raved about a number of selections and the specials, we found the 3 wines in our white "special" flight and our single glass of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Vernon Hills
  • Phone Number: 8479187828
Description
Nirvana Wine & Grillerie is an original wine bar & restaurant that simply wants to share the best with people. We welcome friends into our lives through food & wine with the family owned wineries that we represent, small batch wines, and food that is as fresh and natural as possible. Nirvana has a scratch kitchen that offers artisan hand crafted cheeses, farm-raised and hormone free chicken, wild-caught seafood, all natural hand-made flatbreads, and fresh daily ingredients.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?